Program EssayPlease answer essay prompt in a separate 1-page file. Responses should be double-spaced, 11 point font or greater with 1-inch margins.Based on what you’ve learned about the NYU communicative sciences and disorders master’s program through your application process, please name two faculty members whose research or fieldwork you are most interested in and why.
Ist• Voice and Voice Disorders• Neurogenic Communicative Disorders• DysphagiaProfessor Celia Stewart is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU: Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She provides classes in Voice Disorders, Interdisciplinary Habilitation of the Speaking Voice, Multicultural and Professional Issues, and Motor Speech Disorders. She maintains a small private practice that specializes in care of the professional voice, transgender voice modification, neurogenic voice disorders, and dysphagia. She has published in the areas of spasmodic dysphonia, transgender voice, dysphagia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.2nd• Perception of linguistic and talker information in speech• Relationship between talker processing, working memory, and linguistic processing• Development of talker processing in children with both typical and impaired language development.Susannah Levi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She examines how information about a speaker affects language processing. Her past research has looked at whether people sound the same when speaking different languages and whether being familiar with a speaker’s voice in one language, helps a listener understand that speaker in a different language. Her current work expands on this to examine whether children, like adults, also show a processing benefit when listening to familiar talkers. She is also exploring whether language processing can be improved for children with language disorders using speaker familiarity.Dr. Levi received her doctorate from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington, completed a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Brain and Psychological Sciences at Indiana University. Prior to coming to NYU, she taught at the University of Michigan. She is currently the Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.